National weather agency Meteo France has placed 16 departments on orange alert for heatwaves that will mainly affect the Paris area and French Atlantic coast.
French official advice for the ‘canicule' heatwave is to spend at least three hours inside in a cool place, keep your body cool and fresh with regular body washes, drink water frequently even when not thirsty and avoid going out in the hottest parts of the day. The advice also says to avoid alcohol.
It might be a good time to escape the French capital this week with Paris placed on heatwave alert as temperatures are set to soar in the coming days. The west and south west of the country have also been warned about the heatwave. The French Riviera is not expected to be affected.
The heatwaves are expected to last until at least the middle of the week, giving people plenty of time to top up their tans. If you would prefer the lower temperatures and the cooling breeze of the Mediterranean, why not head south to the Cote d'Azur .